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    The Trent Affair.  Captain George Wilkes (pictured) seized a party of Confederate envoys from a British ship in the winter of 1861.  The British bristled at this offense and threatened retribution.  Many in the United States, angry at Britain's continued dalliance with the Confederacy, welcomed the challenge.  The adroit diplomacy of Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward ultimately defused the situation. 

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    The Trent Affair.  Captain George Wilkes (pictured) seized a party of Confederate envoys from a British ship in the winter of 1861.  The British bristled at this offense and threatened retribution.  Many in the United States, angry at Britain's continued dalliance with the Confederacy, welcomed the challenge.  The adroit diplomacy of Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward ultimately defused the situation. 

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